“I think this is the first / last child” is the word that I heard often when people come to book my maternity photography session. I felt privileged to be included in client’s important milestone.
Trina lives in a beautiful home with very eclectic collection of artwork and furnishing. Collection that says so much about her and her family. The boldness in declaring “I AM” an unique individual and I appreciate that.
It challenge me to create images that portray them as family and their home. I use a lot of lighting nowadays in a home shoot because I feel that it gives me the control in lighting of inside the house. There are so many places that I love but lighting might not always ideal. With control lighting, everything become possible.
My idea in using lighting is to emulate what you see as lighting at their home… so it still gives the same “feel” to it, the only different will be the quality and control of the lighting.
Newborn Photography of the Haren Family
It is always a joy to be included as part of joyous moment in people’s life. Be it a birthday, wedding, or arrival of a newborn.
I have seen Fredrik and Elaine for the since 2011 to record their growing family. It all started with 1 and now baby #3. Newborn Photography is always a beautiful way to preserve memories for your little newborn so they can understand how they look like when they grow up.
Home or Studio?
For the Haren Family, all their shoots are done at their home. Most clients prefer to do the newborn photography at home for the simple fact that it is definitely more convenient for the parents. Everything the baby and mother needs is well within reach; elder siblings are also more at ease at home.
Natural Light or Flash for Newborns?
For sure, I started my career in newborn photography with natural light. However, with Singapore’s cloudy weather, unpredictable torrential rain and unknown amount of lighting conditions at clients home, I started to blend natural light with flash to achieve my newborn shots. I am so happy I am no longer at the mercy of weather when it comes to doing newborns photoshoots.
On the day of this shoot, it was dark and raining outside. It was also dark inside the house. With the combination of flash, I have the flexibility of control lighting during newborn shoots. Adding some flash in dark environment enables me to achieve the images that are becomes cleaner and crisp. Details of the image are able to withstand scrutiny even when its printed up to 50 by 80″.
What About Siblings?
As usual, while I photograph little newborns, the siblings would be running around, throwing tantrums just like any other day. I am blessed that kids love me and I love kids. I have my way with kids when it comes to photography. Things naturally fall into place and the perfect image would be captured at the right moment and right time.
Scroll down to view the image of Fredrik and his #2 taken at home that won the Family Portrait of Masters Photographers 2013/2014.
Below is the Winning Shot of Fredrik and his #2. It was the winner of Family Portrait of Masters Photographers 2013/2014.
What Are The Considerations?
Whilst it is important to like the style of newborn baby photography before committing to booking a newborn photographer, it is also equally important to know that your photographer have the expertise in being able to read and handle young children and newborn babies.
At the same time, be technically sound to produce the image quality of a professional that not only is beautiful on screen, it has to be able to print well.
Lastly, the newborn photographer would need to consistently deliver the whole experience of the newborn photoshoot.
The above are the top considerations that our clients are looking for while researching for a newborn photography studio.